Last week we had the primary elections in the state of Texas. It’s good that everyone went out and voted for the person that you thought could do the best job for our state and our country and our county. Some had the candidate they voted for elected. Others voted but the person they voted for lost. That’s what it’s all about. It’s good that we live in a country that gives us the right to vote for whoever we choose. We don’t have a dictatorship, neither are we ruled by a king (or queen). Some have no choice in who will lead them. How blessed we are. And yet, for those who have submitted their will to the will of Christ in the New Testament, you have been the one chosen. Paul was speaking to the church at Ephesus and told them, “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love” (Ephesians 1:4, NASB). The word chosen means so much, doesn’t it? Remember when you were a child and you and your friends were going to play a game. You needed teams so you appointed captains and players were selected by alternating the choice. Some, the more athletic and better players, were always chosen first. Although, some were chosen first because they were a good friend of the one choosing. Didn’t it feel good to be chosen? The higher the choice the better. But there was always that one person who was not chosen. After everyone had been picked, the one remaining went to the side of the one who was to choose next. This person may have thought they were no good. They may have thought they were unwanted. A whole host of things could race through their mind. God chose us. We were not the last person standing who was chosen by default. He chose us! I am so happy that he thinks I am important. He thinks I am worth choosing and being his. How powerful that is! And that is true for every person. The sad thing is that every person does not want to be a follower of Christ. In Matthew 16:24 we read, “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (NASB) If we indulge ourselves, never think of spiritual things and do not follow Christ, we cannot be his disciple. He has chosen us but the bigger question is have we chosen Him? Let nothing stand in your way of being his servant.